Water Pollution in China Term Paper by Nicky

Water Pollution in China
A discussion of the issue of water pollution in China and its resolution.
# 145115 | 1,300 words | 5 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper reveals that the fresh water shortages in China are due to man-made pollution and disregard for the environment, leading to almost three-quarters of a billion Chinese to drink contaminated water. The paper discusses the Chinese government's slow response to the problem, but relates that the recent Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law should have some success in bringing safe drinking water to the Chinese population.

Pollution and Water Resource Issues in China
Solving the Water Pollution Problem in China

From the Paper:

"Fresh water is the most important natural resource for human beings second only to oxygen. The average person requires approximately five gallons of water per day for drinking and bathing to maintain minimum acceptable standards of living with respect to normal metabolic and other biological functions and hygiene (Schulte, 2007). However, more than one billion people out of six billion plus worldwide lack adequate access to clean drinking water and almost half of the entire global population lack access to enough water for essential sanitation. The global shortage of clean, safe drinking water and basic sanitation is associated with a tremendously elevated incidence of human disease, mortality at every age group, infants in particular (Schulte, 2007)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barber, K. (2007) High and Dry in the South. U.S. News & World Report (Oct 29/07).
  • China Daily. (2008). Tougher Law To Curb Water Pollution. (Feb 29/08).Retrieved, December 3, 2008, from: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008- 02/29/content_6494712.htm
  • PacificEnvironment.com. (2008). Water Pollution in China. Retrieved, December 3, 2008, from: http://www.pacificenvironment.org/article.php?id=1878
  • Schulte, B. (2007) A World of Thirst: Poor Sanitation. Pollution. Wasteful Irrigation. The Planet's Fresh Water Supply is Terribly Managed. U.S. News & World Report (Jun 4/07).
  • Zhang, K. (2006). Group Monitors China's Water Polluters Using Online Mapping.Worldwatch. Retrieved December 4, 2008, from: http://www.worldwatch.org/node/4622

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